Game Balls
NWFA
NWFA
NWFL

National Women’s Football Association
2002–Present

National Women’s Football League
2000

The NWFA got its start as the NWFL, National Women’s Football League in 2000 with a two-team, six-game exhibition schedule. In 2001 the league expanded to eight teams and plays its games in the spring. The league changed its name to appease the NFL, which argued that the names were too similar. NWFA teams have been featured on nationwide television, and some individual franchises enjoy partnerships with the NFL teams in their cities. The league has grown in each of its seasons, and is already planning future expansion.

The game ball is a Wilson junior-size model, the same size ball that other women’s leagues use.

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